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Deer Creek High School

Public | 9-12 | 6 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 17, 2014

If it was possible to give this place a negative number of stars I would.


Posted June 24, 2013

I was a sophomore last year at DCHS. Deer Creek High School is a school with few fights and generally nice students. It seems that the school will change in the coming years, with many apartments being built nearby. Deer Creek High School is lacking a true arts program. There is a band and choir, but not much else. All plays are put on with cheap, reused sets that require a lot of imagination input from the audience. The band only exists to play for the football games. Although an arts building was (finally) built, the many efforts of students and parents to start an orchestra have all been denied. The NHS program is extremely disorganized, with all work hours recorded on slips of paper that get lost often by the students in charge. If they could, Deer Creek would become a sports academy. Academics are lacking, and discipline is practically non-existent, but public schools everywhere are going downhill. This small school is a good school to hide in as a shy person; you won't get beat up. (this may change with the new crowd drawn by apartments)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2013

I graduated from Deer Creek, class of 2012. I had quite a few great teachers and many unforgettable memories. Deer Creek helped me prepare for College more then I wanted to believe while I was still in high school. The worst part is really the other students. They make it easy to change classes at the beginning of the year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2012

I graduated in 2011. Deer creek is one of those schools where you need to imagine the stereotypical Hollywood high school. It's full of clicks with the wealthiest at top. Overall from a student body experience, I hated it at Deer Creek to the point I begged my parents to let me transfer out. Most of my problems came from being in band. I was out-casted by my peers for joining band. To make matters worse I was harassed from my freshman year to senior year by the band members and the band director. I was told by the principals that I deserved and earned the way I was talked to and treated. After being threatened by the band director and other incidents the school finally removed me from band because my safety became an issue of liability to the school. However not everything about Deer Creek is bad. There are new principals since I've graduated, and some of the teachers there cannot be replaced by any teacher. AP 4 English, the AP Chemistry teacher are amazing examples of the education a child can receive. However, there are only a few teachers like them in the entire district that I know of. When there are other schools like Piedmont around, I would honestly recommend them over DC.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2012

Deer Creek is a good school. This is a school where you have to make it your own, and as soon as you do, you love it. There are many clubs to join, and friends are plentiful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2011

As a student of this school myself, I can't say that I particularly hate this school... however, I do dislike it at times. The administration is all over the place; sometimes I wonder if they even know what they're doing. Consistency is a little problem also. For example, a teacher might be 2 weeks ahead in the curriculum compared to another teacher of the exact same subject. Also, the school makes it incredibly hard for someone to enroll in many advanced classes... most oftentimes, an administrator or a person of likewise standing will speak to you about your apparently "poor" decision. Seriously, if I want to challenge myself and think I can handle it and even went through the trouble of enrolling in all of these difficult classes, I'm pretty sure I would want to be in them. Sports are placed above academics at this school as can be seen in the abundance of sports award ceremonies and the scarceness of academic award ceremonies. All of these examples serve as irrefutable evidence in my observance of this school and its workings.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2011

As a sophomore student from Deer Creek High School myself, I am here to tell you that Deer Creek charges a fortune for every possible thing that they can and the teachers act like they really don't want to be there, thus not educating us very well. I don't think that the school district uses the money wisely and the cliques are so awful that outsiders can look at a student from this school and can tell that they go to Deer Creek. As soon as i get my drivers license, I will not be attending this school anymore. Staff worry more about making money than actually educating us. They hand us text books and basically thats the only way we learn. I definately don't feel as if Deer Creek is a family, and I won't go to any football games etc, because I don't want to opponent to see me as "one of those Deer Creek girls." I am really ashamed to be a Deer Creek student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2011

School board is a total joke with good ole boy system firmly entrenched and fraudulent dealings run rampant. If your son wants to play baseball you had better ante up some money for the head coach or no play. Teachers are all new with 1 out 10 being competent. Parents even have their own cliques and are shall we say way over the top. Disgusting
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

We moved here in Summer of 2010. Given the hype about how this school was up and coming and all the talk of "community", we are pretty let down. I doubt if my daughter could handle another school change or we would move to Edmond North. One small feather in this schools cap is they seem to have a good principal but the superintendent actually said he was "not into academics" at a presentation: he likes sports instead. The school and school district are in a bit of an ad-lib mode and function somewhat without a real strategy. Still they will get a multimillion dollar football stadium and Oklahoma will still lag far behind the nation in college graduates but lead in football.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I moved here from Putnam City Schools this year. The teachers are great, and the sports programs are good too! However, there are too many students in most of my classes, and it feels really crowded. Students are in very tight 'cliques', and the discipline program could use a little lift also, but overall the school is okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

i've been going here for three years and i love it. the teachers are amazing. the sports are incredible. the whole school is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2010

Deer Creek represents a good balance between the scale and scope of larger schools with the advantages of smaller class sizes and greater participation by students . Like most schools it has some budget problems but the participation, volunteering, and contributions of the parents make this a much better school than average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

High level of academics and numerous student activities! Great parental support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Deer Creek High School's staff of teachers, administrators and board of directors care more about academics and the sucess of your child's future than they care about sport activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My sophomore scored high enough already on the ACT to get into college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

We have the best teachers, best students, and best parents. We have one of the highest ratings in the state and do it on a lot less money from the state and tax dollars since we are in such a rural area with very little corporate tax base. Go Antlers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

Daughter has not been happy since day 1 at Deer Creek. There are too many clicks and many of the teachers are brand new to teaching and don't seem motivated to teach. It was just an overall bad experince. Pulling my daughter out and paying for private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

There seems to be no consistency in this school district. I think this explains the wide swing in ratings. You can have one teacher who assigns homework every night, grades it every day and penalizes late assignments. Or you could have a different teacher, same class where homework is given a completion grade and late assignments are never penalized. There appears to be no alignment of curriculum, no leadership, no direction, no standards. Every teacher seems to do whatever they want with no interference from above. It's not a surprise to me that remediation rates are rising.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

I've been a parent of a DC kid for elementary, middle and high school. Elementary and middle were absolutely the best. However, I am very underwhelmed with the high school. Teacher's seem to be going through the motions, not interested in leading or inspirating students. School Board seems to be on auto pilot, not knowing what to do. No principal for all of 2008-09 for DCHS. Three co-principals which add up to zero leadership. Kids are getting the short end of the stick. I'm looking to transfer ASAP to a college prep high school, which is what DCHS USED to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

While the test scores here look good, the college remediation rates are rising. I am not surprised from what I have seen. I feel like the education is not very rigorous. There is not much homework and the grades seem inflated. This is not what we were looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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95%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 59%
Black 6% 9%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Native American 3% 16%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A61%
Special education 13%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6101 NW 206th
Edmond, OK 73012
Phone: (405) 348-6100

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